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Guided Tours & Group Visits

There’s so much to see and discover in the Cathedral. You can pre-book a tour with our knowledgeable Cathedral Guides, who’ll tell you all about our amazing story.  If you’re visiting with children, you can use our FREE family trail or explorer bags

We are a working Cathedral and occasionally Services and Events will mean that we are not open to the public. On the day of your visit, please check our website for opening times.


Cathedral Tours

Join our knowledgeable Guides for a Guided Tour exploring The Cathedral, an iconic Grade II* listed building. 

Our regular scheduled guided tours can be booked via our box office here

Bespoke Tours can be arranged for an individual or groups; please telephone us on 01483 547870 or email

Tours are charged at £6.50 per person. Please allow up to an hour for your visit. 

Tower Tours

Visitors will be able to join our Guides and climb the 249 steps to the top of the Tower to enjoy stunning views over Surrey and the surrounding area.

Tower tours will take place on selected dates between March - October at 2.00pm and are strictly limited to 15 people per tour. As this is a working Cathedral, there are occasions when tours will not be available (if a service or event is being held); details of cancellations will be notified to any pre-booked ticket holders.

Some restrictions do apply, so please check before booking.

Tickets will be available online (or from our Shop on the day of the Tour) at £6.50 per person. To book go to the Tour Schedule and click on the date and time of the tour you want to book.

Alternatively, please contact  01483 547870, or email


Group Visits

Group visits of any size are welcomed. Groups of 15 or over are asked to pre-book even if you do not require a guided tour, so that we can make sure the Cathedral is available. If you would like to book a guided tour, or will be visiting in a large group, please call 01483 547870, email or click here for our Group Brochure

School Visits

For School Visits, please contact or call 01483 547880. Alternatively please visit our Schools webpages for more information.

Self-guided Tours

You are welcome to explore the cathedral using our range of tour leaflets. Choose from seven options including Sculpture, Textiles and Pilgrimage.

Family Tours

For our younger visitors we have a range of “Explorer Bags” aimed at different ages, available free of charge from the Cathedral Guides Desk. Alternatively, select our Family Tour leaflet and learn about the Cathedral with Stanley the Stag.

Specialist Tours

In addition to our standard Guildford Cathedral Tour, we also offer a number of specialist tours:-

  • Artistic Gems of Guildford Cathedral Tour 
  • The Kneelers Tour 
  • Sacred Glass Tour 

Please note all tours cost £6.50 per person, are subject to availability and must be booked in advance.